Research and Development Engineer (KTP Associate)

University of Huddersfield - Computing and Engineering

Based at Weir Valves and Controls UK Ltd, Halifax
Fixed term appointment for 36 months, 37 hours per week

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are part of a national Government-supported initiative, enabling graduates (KTP Associates) to work on exciting and challenging projects in a partnership between business and universities. This is an opportunity to fast track your career by managing a strategic project. 

The package includes a technical and personal training allowance plus the opportunity to gain a higher degree and to register for a CMI Diploma in Management. KTP Associates are also encouraged to attain membership of a professional organisation, in this instance IMechE.

Are you keen to:

  • Accelerate your career?
  • Gain valuable experience?
  • Earn a good salary?
  • Learn marketable skills and be mentored?
  • Receive practical training and a tailored personal development programme?
  • Study for a Higher Degree & a Management Qualification?
  • Enjoy an excellent chance of a permanent post with the company?

This KTP between the University of Huddersfield (Department of Engineering Technology in the School of Computing & Engineering) and Weir Valves and Controls UK Ltd is a 36 month project.

Weir Valves and Controls UK Ltd brings together a group of specialist valve manufacturing companies located across the globe to provide critical service isolation and valves. Weir Valves and Controls Ltd. is a leading world renowned OEM of isolation and control valve products for global energy sector. With a comprehensive range of engineered valve products, Weir Valves and Controls have developed worldwide presence and expertise across a wide range of industry sectors including: Conventional Power Generation, Nuclear Power Generation, Oil and Gas Production, Refining, Chemical and Petro-chemicals.

Your role will be to develop a new series of smart valves capable of adapting to changing service applications through development of a versatile diagnostic and control technology.

You will therefore require technical and management skills as well as the drive and determination to deliver and embed new knowledge into the company. With a 1st or 2:1 honours degree (or preferably postgraduate and/or Ph.D. qualification with fluid dynamics and/or fluid systems design as the main subject) in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or a closely related discipline, you should ideally have at least one year’s relevant work experience.

For further details about this post and to make an application please visit

Closing Date: 29 October 2017

Interview Date: 15 November 2017

Working for Equal Opportunities.

Innovative University. Inspiring Employer.

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